1, 15: LinuxToday
2, 3, 14: http://www.pelourinho.com/linuxatlax/linuxtrivia/index.htm
8, 9, 13: Harper's Magazine
4-7: Phillip Island staff, http://www.penguins.org.au/
10-12: Jason Kroll
16: Electronic Market Forecasters
17: MERIT Advisory Council
Web Analysis Using Analog by Gaelyne R. Gasson is an introduction to this open-source program. Analog analyzes log files from your web servers and gives you many different reports, in your language of choice (it supports 35). Find out how you can obtain accurate statistics on web traffic to your sites with this easy-to-use program.
Shell Functions and Path Variables, Part 2 by Stephen Collyer is a continuation of the series that started in the March issue. This time, he takes a detailed look at the addpath function and how it is used.
Enlightenment Basics by Michael J. Hammel is a guide to getting and installing Enlightenment. It is an excellent precursor to Mr. Hammel's article in this issue on using Enlightenment (“Artists' Guide to the Desktop, Part 2”).
The Generation Gap by Brian R. Marshall is a serious discussion of the issues involved with the use of open-source software components in closed-source applications. Giving the pros and cons of this controversial subject, this article is not to be missed by those interested in the Open Source movement and all its ramifications.
From the beginning, Linux has been something of a hermit crab operating system, because it tends to inhabit boxes designed first for other operating systems. This has been especially true for clients. While special-purpose servers have been built around Linux for years, clients have mostly been Window boxes with Linux flowers, instead of the more familiar sort.
Portables have been especially vexing to Linux hardware manufacturers. All your familiar laptops are packed with arcane drivers and embedded characteristics that make running Linux somewhat of an iffy proposition.
Not any more. Now we are seeing a new generation of portables designed from the ground up to run Linux. One of the first out of the gate appears to be a remarkable new machine from Boxx, http://www.boxx.net/. Described as “the first portable/slim desktop hybrid computer designed from the ground up for Linux-compatible multi-platform computing”, it's a veritable arsenal for the road warrior.
Despite its extreme variety of physical features, its best talent may be its dual-boot capabilities. The user can install and run two x86-compatible operating systems, one off the primary hard drive and the other off the swappable device bay, key-selecting between the two—it's like having two computers in one.
Here are a few more features of Boxx computers:
Convertible from notebook to slim desktop, presentation easel and pen tablet configurations
Detachable wireless (IR) keyboard and wireless entertainment remote control
14.1 or 13.3-inch TFT XGA LCD screen with resistive touch-sensitive panel (laser-pointer pen stylus)
Swappable device bay allowing a second HDD, CDRW, DVD ROM, CD-ROM, LS 120, FDD or battery
3-D stereo sound with built-in active diaphragm subwoofer
Power system with three batteries (for up to 12 hours operating time)
Available in summer 2000
In a recent article, three flavors of Linux that work on PowerPC were listed, including NetBSD (often not recognized as a flavor of Linux, and for good reason—it isn't one!), MkLinux (an implementation that sits on top of the Mach kernel) and LinuxPPC (a typical Linux distribution for PPC). Three species? Diversity is a big evolutionary advantage, and Linux intends on stickin' around, so maybe you can see what's coming up 5th Avenue.
Linux for PowerPC is available from a number of sources, the latest of which is SuSE. The chameleon enthusiasts from Germany have delivered a beta of 6.3, and once the kinks get ironed out, we can look forward to lizards on our Apples. TurboLinux, even though it does not have a cute mascot of any kind, is nevertheless able to bring its Japanese, Chinese and English language distribution to users of the Motorola. Getting back to fuzzy furry animals, Terra Soft's Yellow Dog Linux is yet another offering for Apple PowerPCs and IBM RS/6000s.
PowerPC Linux resources: http://ppclinux.apple.com/
SuSE Linux: http://www.suse.com/
Yellow Dog Linux: http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/
NetBSD Project: http://www.netbsd.org/
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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- Paranoid Penguin - Building a Secure Squid Web Proxy, Part IV
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- SourceClear Open
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide